News from the Nest

September 8, 2017

The Week Ahead

Friday 9/8

- TONIGHT: Back to School Bash (5:30 - 7:30). Location: VF playground.
Monday 9/11 (day 4)

- Wear Red/White/Blue

- Book Fair (during Library class - ends 9/19)

- First day of Extended-Day Kindergarten

Tuesday 9/12 (day 1)

- Book Fair (during Library class - ends 9/19)

- First Parent Communicator Folder sent home! Please check your child's folder for important papers each week and return the folder to school the next day!

- Picture Day Info sent home in Communicators

Wednesday 9/13 (day 2)

- Book Fair (during Library class - ends 9/19)

Thursday 9/14 (day 3)

- Book Fair (during Library class - ends 9/19)

- ESL Orientation (6:00 - 6:30). Location: M009

- Back to School Night (Session 1: 6:30 - 7:10pm, Session 2: 7:20 - 8:00pm)

Friday 9/15 (day 4)

- Vernfield Spirit Day! Wear Blue and Yellow or Vernfield spirit wear.

- Book Fair (during Library class - ends 9/19)

- Online Spirit Wear Sale ENDS! (Visit the Online Store)

- RAIN DATE: Back to School Bash (5:30 - 7:30)

Back to School Bash!

The Back to School Bash will be held tonight, Friday, September 8, 5:30 - 7:30pm on the Vernfield Playground. This year, the Bash is sponsored by Home & School and free to families! Pizza and Cookies will be served, and there will be a DJ, dancing, and photo booth. Please bring your own chairs/blankets and refillable water bottles. Vernfield car magnets ($4.00), stuffed 'Spirit' the Hawks ($10.00), and some spirit wear will be available for purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Scotti at

Save the Date!

Monday 9/18 (6:30pm) - Home & School "Welcome back get-together" for parents. Location: 2nd Grade Pod
Monday 9/18 (7-8pm) - First Home & School Meeting. Location: 2nd Grade Pod

Thursday 9/21 - NO SCHOOL - Rosh Hashanah

Friday 9/22 - Fall Picture Day

Tuesday 9/26 (6:30-7:00pm) - Home & School Committee Chair Meeting. Location: Library

Tuesday 9/26 (7-8pm) - Home & School Homeroom Parent & Coordinator Meeting. Location: Library

Friday 10/6 - Student Directory forms due

Printable Vernfield Events Calendar

An easy-to-read, color-coded events calendar for Vernfield is available to download and print. Please keep in mind that the most up-to-date information can be found on the online calendar.

Scholastic Book Fair

Saddle Up and Read!

Our Scholastic Wild West Book Fair will be held from 9/8-9/19. Your child will be able to shop during their assigned library times, during the Back to School Bash, and parents can shop at Back to School Night. You may also visit the book fair online.

If you are able to help with the Book fair, please visit this Sign-Up Genius.

**Students and faculty will be raising money for those in need and for classroom libraries from 9/6-9/18. Please send in any loose change you have to support ALL for Books. The classes that raise $50.00 or more will win a PJ day!

Thank you for your support as we continue to put books in the hands of our readers.

Meryl Lightstone

Vernfield Librarian


Our Parent Communicator envelopes will be coming home for the first time this Tuesday, September 12th. This envelope will be sent home each Tuesday for the rest of the school year and will contain important flyers and information. Please empty the envelope and return it the next day (Wednesday) so that it can be stuffed for the following week. Thank you!

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be held this Thursday, September 14th. The first session will take place from 6:30-7:10PM, and the second session will be held from 7:20-8:00PM. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, and to become informed of school, classroom, and grade-level routines and expectations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: If you are attending the first session and not the second, please leave promptly at 7:10PM to ease parking congestion and make more parking available. Thank you for your cooperation!

Spirit Wear Sale

Spirit Wear will be on sale until FRIDAY 9/15! We cannot extend the sale beyond this date, so if you would like to make a purchase, please visit the Online Store and place your order soon! Questions can be directed to Betsy Powlus at

Spanish Club

Souderton Area Community Education will again be offering Spanish Club here at Vernfield! There will be a Beginner class offered in the morning from 8:05-8:35 and a Medium/Advanced class offered in the afternoon from 3:30-4:15. It is recommended that students in Grades K-3 attend the Beginner morning class and students in Grades 4-5 attend the Medium/Advanced afternoon class. If you are interested in joining Spanish club, please register here! If you have any questions, please contact Meg Dick, our Spanish Club coordinator at Thank you!

You are Invited!

Please join us for a Welcome Back to Home and School Get Together followed by our first Home and School meeting of the year on Monday, September 18th at 6:30PM in the school library. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Get Involved

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Book Fair helpers. 9/7 - 9/19, various times. (Sign Up)

Hands Across the District

Hands Across the District is our volunteer program that matches parents with opportunities to support the students, staff, and school programs here at Vernfield. This year, we are offering our Hands form electronically for your convenience. Please note: if you want to sign up to help with/attend homeroom socials (parties), you must fill out the Hands Across the District form. Our Home and School Association depends on volunteers to run all of our events and programs. Please fill out this online form by September 29 to help. Thank you!

Reminder: all volunteers must fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement and return it to the office. There are also copies available in the Vernfield office.

Information about additional clearances needed can be found here.

Stay in Touch with Vernfield Home & School!

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.